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Fairs & Festivals brighten the Berkshires every season of the year

In a landscape like this with so much natural beauty, history, creative and performing artists, craftsmen, food purveyors, wine and beer makers, there are lots of reasons and occasions to hold celebrations of every kind. Year-round this part of Massachusetts is filled with fairs, festivals and other events highlighting the richness found here. Each fall brings with it a special blend of activities for the whole family , as do the holidays and warmer months. Come for a family getaway to this sweet spot in New England and be delighted.
Green River Festival 2019

Greenfield Community College (I-91, Exit 26) Greenfield, MA Phone: 413-341-3317

July 12-14, 2019

The Green River Festival combines a spectacular lineup of nearly 40 acts on three stages, the best in local food, beer and wine, handmade crafts, a dance tent, a wide array of kid's activities and entertainment, and hot air balloon rides and a balloon glow, for Western Massachusetts's largest outdoor event of the summer. A partial list of the musical lineup includes First Aid Kit, the Wood Brothers, The Devil Makes Three, Parsonsfield, Tyler Childers, Heather Maloney, Angelique Kidjo, The Record Company. Lakou Mizik, and many more. Performance lineup.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2019

358 George Carter Road Becket, MA Phone:

June 19-August 25, 2019

Jacob's Pillow, America's longest-running dance festival, brings audiences, dancers, choreographers, composers, teachers, experts and novices together to enjoy the art of dance. Featured performers in 2019 include Ballet BC, Circa, Compañía Irene Rodríguez, Abby Z And The New Utility, Compagnie Cndc-Angers/Robert Swinstonand others.
The festival has many offerings in addition to performances, including free outdoor performances, off-site pop-up performances, talks and tours, and community dance classes and workshops.
Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival 2019

Look Park, 300 N Main Street Northampton, MA Phone: 413-862-8095

July 20, 2019

Festival activities include Highland dance competition, Highland athletic competition, pipe and drum competitions, individual pipe and drum competitions, Scottish food and vendors, two entertainment stages, and lots more.
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; entertainment in the Celtic Pub until 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults, $16; children age 6-12, $5. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.